Early 2010 -
The New Optical Shop Takes Shape
recently moved to a new property in order to acquire more shop space
and to get out of town so I could do some enjoyable observing from my
own yard. I settled on a property with a house and shed on
acres near Philo, IL.
After quite a bit of work, the shop space
took shape. It features spray-foam insulation and a set of
doors that are also foamed that I built to insulate the overhead door
opening. They swing out, allowing access to the door while
greatly increasing the insulating value of the door.
have four machines ready for use, and I have ordered two more spindles
for smaller mirrors. These will be custom built to my
A few photos of the shop are shown below.
Machines of 14", 22", 34", and 60" capacity are visible.
The 22" machine, painted in yellow and seen against the back
at left in the first photo, previously belonged to my friend Dick
Wessling, who sadly passed away early this year. His machine
live on to make many good mirrors.
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